Family members say a 3-year-old died following an accidental shooting along the 2900 block of Bethel Road.
According to the family, the toddler—nicknamed Junior—somehow got hold of a gun and reportedly shot himself in the chest this afternoon.
Emergency crews rushed the child to the hospital.
Delaware County authorities are investigating the circumstances. A Chester Township Councilman told Fox 29 that, according to police, the gun was just laying under a bed.
Family members told Fox 29 that they needed time to process the unfortunate event before they make a statement or release a photo of the little boy.
This is a developing story. Stay with Fox 29 as more information becomes available.